How Can We All Help Conserve Nature?

ABSTRACT When we speak about conserving nature, we are really talking about taking care of our future, because nature provides essential resources for our survival and enjoyment. We asked an international group of scientists working on different environmental issues worldwide to identify important practical actions that we can all do to help conserve nature. We obtained nearly 100 responses and […]

Water Conservation Tips for Residents

For Every Room in the House With Plumbing Repair leaky faucets, indoors and out. Consider replacing old equipment (like toilets, dishwahers and laundry machines). In the Kitchen When cooking, peel and clean vegetables in a large bowl of water instead of under running water. Fill your sink or basin when washing and rinsing dishes. Only run the dishwasher when it’s […]

How much water is there on, in, and above the Earth?

All Earth’s water, liquid freshwater, and water in lakes and rivers The Earth is a watery place. But just how much water exists on, in, and above our planet? About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water. Water also exists in the air as water vapor, in rivers and lakes, in icecaps and glaciers, in […]

May 17, 2011 – Irvine Scene’s Spring Gardening Episode

Be sure to catch Irvine Scene’s “Spring Gardening” episode airing on ICTV channel 30 in Irvine. It is also available on their website at this direct link:  http://www.cityofirvine.org/cityhall/citymanager/pio/ictv/irvine_scene.asp The video buffering on the website is a little bumpy but the sound should come through okay. This episode features UCCE Master Gardener volunteers demonstrating container planting, touring the Great Park Food […]

May 27, 2011 – UC Davis Arboretum All Stars

This article from the Sacramento Bee sums up the UC Davis Arboretum All Stars program nicely. Read on about the criteria that is used in selecting the top 100 plants for California landscapes which use less water and require less maintenance. The inserted photos are just a few of the species being evaluated by UCCE Master Gardeners here in Orange […]